A Kitchen Metamorphosis


This recently finished renovation of a Short Hills kitchen took advantage of the existing strengths—a good basic floor plan and quality cabinets—to create a more open, elegant and practical space. The cabinets were painted, a rail molding was added to the bottom of the doors, DDKitT5the crown molding and baseboard were changed, and I designed a custom cabinet facing the breakfast area. The electric was redone to include halogen under counter lights, the backsplash and all tiling were redone, and fabulous dark granite was used for the countertops. What had been a kind of tunnel effect was alleviated by designing the custom cabinet in the breakfast area to rise higher than the ceiling break, and to paint the slant ceiling a lighter color. The previous kitchen, with its pickled oak cabinets, light floors and Corian counters placed the space resolutely in the 1980s. This interior design renovation gives it a understated, classic look and feel. For much less than less than the cost of a new kitchen. For more photos of kitchens click here. 

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  1. Dear Catherine & Mitchell:
    The pictures are terrific! But, more iportantly, we love the new kitchen. As always a pleasure to work with you, you make the process so easy.

    Comment by Donna Dixon — February 3, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

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